The Brewers added former Rangers outfielder Brandon Boggs on a major league contract today. The outfielder has good minor league numbers, typically posting OPS numbers in the .850 range, built on solid walk rates (12-15%) and moderate power (.200+ ISOs in the low minors, .180 in AAA last season), but he struggles with the strikeout. Boggs has played all three outfield positions but has the most major league experience in left field.
Boggs does have an option left and will likely compete with Chris Dickerson and Carlos Gomez (both also have options remaining) for the two backup outfielder positions. This almost surely means that Joe Inglett, the utility man that can’t actually play anywhere, will be gone next season. Inglett’s bat was very productive for the Brewers in 2010, but his consistent injuries and lack of glove hamstrung the Brewers lineup too much.